12
conversations
about creativity


001. Max Wyman, Writer
002. Alexander Atza Visnic, Artist, Designer
003. Veronica Stark, Graphic Designer
004. Nick Lepard, Painter
005. Zoltan Kiss, Architect, Potter, Painter
006. Scott Good, Composer
007. Eric Deis, Contemporary Artist
008. RozeMerie Cuevas, Fashion Designer
009. Toni Cavelti, Master Jeweller
010. Peter Busby, Architect
011. Gregory Borowski, Architect
012. Rhylin Bailie, Investor Relations

What is creativity? Can it be defined? How? How does it feel being creative? What about talent? Inspiration? Energy? Can it be learnt? Expiry date, crisis and death of creativity? Experience and age? Is creativity practical? Can it be measured? How? Ego? Archetypes and stages of creative process? Curiosity?

Is Vancouver creative?

Gregory Borowski

MAIBC, MRAIC, BA, BARCH (HONS)
Merrick Architecture Borowski Sakumoto Fligg Ltd.

http://www.merrickarch.com

"Carry the aspirations of ‘craft' forward....respecting the efforts of all those who have come before....protecting, nurturing and enriching the human condition by means of architecture's fascinating blend of science and art, inspired by those of like mind and purpose.".

While studying history, Borowski realized his real love was architecture, so he enrolled in architecture at UBC. While there, Borowski invited Paul Merrick – an architect he admired – to join his thesis advisory team. To his surprise, Merrick accepted – and then hired him upon graduation.

Borowski has worked on many downtown projects, but is intrigued by the new model presented in the Olympic Village, where he designed Parcel 10. “Rather than simply sticking towers up in the sky, this shows there are ways to densify that are arguably more livable. I’ve designed a number of downtown high-rises, and I’d prefer to live [in the Olympic Village]; I believe this will be a better model. You get levels of density that are sustainable – they support mass transit – without casting shadows everywhere. The narrower scale of the streets is a more efficient use of land; it lets you have larger courtyards and larger green roofs. I think it’s exciting that maybe people who develop land might think this is viable. It will be more sustainable in every sense – not just in terms of energy, but in terms of social mix and the pleasantness of your life.”


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See it on Facebook See it on YouTube 480 p Recommended "Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things. "
Ray Bradbury